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Jill Scott cuddles up to her adorable son Jett Hamilton Roberts on the cover of EBONY where she dishes on raising her son as a single mother and what's sexy to her.  Find out more inside...

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In the May 2013 issue of EBONY, singer/actress Jill Scott, who's starring in the CBS pilot "Second Sight", opened up about motherhood and her experiences as a single mother.  She tells the magazine that it's hard to raise a child alone and that she has a very strong support system.  She also comments on what it's like to be a woman raising a boy and that she cannot teach him how to be a man.  Here are the highlights:

Jill on motherhood:

“Motherhood is getting your hands and your feet in the soil…When Jett puts my face in his hands and tells me, ‘Mommy you’re so pretty’ or smells me, it’s so wonderful.”

Jill on being a single-mom:

“That I-can-do-it-by-myself mentality is a lie. I’m sorry if I hurt anybody’s feelings, but you cannot do it all by yourself. You need a village: some aunties, grandmoms, friends. I couldn’t do this by myself and would be a fool to think I could.”

On raising a boy:

“It’s challenging being a single mom…No matter what I do, I’ll never be a man. Ever. I can show Jett how to be a thinker, how to enjoy music or how to feel, and to conquer. But I cannot show him how to be a man.”

On being sexy:

“The way I see things, I think that’s sexy. The way I think and the way I pray, I believe, are very sexy. I’ve never been the girl with too few clothes on. My mother told me… ‘It’s what you don’t do that makes you sexy moreso than what you do.’…” 


Jill's EBONY issue hits magazine stands on April 16th.  Also, fans in South Africa can catch Jill headlining the 2013 Cape Town International Jazz Festival on Friday.






I dated a brother who was

I dated a brother who was raised by his crackhead daddy and alcoholic mother....needless to say their son is a sociopathic asshole...so no...all men in the home don't = a well balanced black male who knows his role as provider and protector. Jill's son will be less affected by the nigga nonsense simply because of her income. Jet will be exposed to success...from his mom to the environment she provides...
Marketing Gimmicks's picture

You just have to be a good

You just have to be a good parent, a man can raise a boy to be a piece of ish just as easy as a woman. I know many men who were raised by their fathers and step fathers and they are horrible people with no personality. Jill stop putting yourself down and just raise a good person.
TeaNicole's picture

That kid already looks

That kid already looks angry...I can tell he wants to commit a crime!!!!!!!
Jesus H. Christ's picture

Jill is so beautiful. But she

Jill is so beautiful. But she comes off a bit angry and racist at times. I hope her beliefs dont rub off on her innocent child.
sianna1's picture

How does she come off angry

How does she come off angry or rasict? Where did that come from?...
PeaceSilas's picture

I Love her aura. She'll be

I Love her aura. She'll be fine with her son and I hope she finds a great man to assist her with all her efforts
Just observing's picture

I agree with a previous

I agree with a previous poster. All of the single mom magazine covers are getting a little played. But I'm a huge fan of Jill Scott's music. And she's right, you need more than one person to help raise a child; You need a village (preferably one that includes the father).
CheyPie's picture

The sista Jill Scott is

The sista Jill Scott is beautiful, and i love the fact that a black woman REALIZE you can't teach a boy how to be a man!!And that you need strong MALE influences around a male child or else he's gonna stray. IT'S NOT IN ALLL CASES , BUT IN ALOT OF SINGLE PARENT HOMES shit don't turn out so good for us as black people because we don't have that balance. And not to mention the violent and sexual culture we have today so it hard enough with 2 parents. But i think premarital sex is a problem and single parent homes IS Definitely A PROBLEM in our community. And when you want to get on the shiftless good for nothing ass negros, you gotta think "well they did come from the single parent home" so it's gonna take you right to black women. It's kinda like this IF M&M'S started to taste like shit , you wouldn't get mad at the store that sell the product, would you??? No you'd get mad at the manufacturer or MARS CANDY COMPANY!!That's how i feel when i see alot of fuck up shit in the community, i feel alot of black women have a thing for the wrong type of men and it end up typical. Her alone with a child and the man being bitch made he leave. But black women know this, but they still love them swagged out ignorant ass niggas and look what happen. If i have a black daughter, i'd tell her straight up. DON'T DATE ANY NIGGA THAT CAME FROM A SINGLE PARENT HOME.And to watch out for the negros that didn't because they sneaky as well because the culture is fucked up.
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I sort of agree with your

I sort of agree with your rationalization but that is just your opinion. Truth be told, there are a lot of non- black households led by women and that is not to say its right but its a fact in 2013. There are a lot of factors negatively influencing youth as a whole regardless of race. Families no longer have values other than being obsessed with money and these families believe that money leads to good foundations. This is not true. We live in a backwards society were we push for excess instead of success. Examples can be seen in families such as the Kardashians, the Hilton's, the Combs, and even the Carter's. This is not a racial divide. It's our society and its forced upon society by a few factors including music, television and even our school system. We are raised to disregard religion and have no values or virtues. And blaming single mothers, in particular black single mothers is a form of self hatred that you were taught. You need to venture out more and socialize with others unlike yourself and you'll see this. I hope. Good luck.
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iight sista you got me, im

iight sista you got me, im just a self hating nigga that care about black people enough to tell them the damn truth. You got me sista, what the hell was i thinking saying single parent homes in the black community is an issue. OTHER RACES HAVE ISSUES TOO!!!!! I NEED TO WORRY ABOUT OTHER RACES, RIGHT ALTHOUGH IM BLACK. But hey since the BLACK QUEEN BRINGS UP OTHER races i guess i bring them up.... damn the black community issues......
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...you mean: ESPECIALLY the

...you mean: ESPECIALLY the Camels...I mean Carters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Cojo's picture

How freaking adorable is he?

How freaking adorable is he? ♥☺
PeaceSilas's picture

I am so tired of black women

I am so tired of black women & thses single mom posters. Every where u look nothing but black single moms.
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I love Jill Scott and her

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Shannon Rae Johnson's picture

Jill Scott is such a gorgeous

Jill Scott is such a gorgeous woman with an adorable little boy.
SideFreakinEye's picture

What an adorable little boy!

What an adorable little boy! He looks like her and his daddy. I love Jilly from Philly.
Sunflower Jones's picture

Oh Boy........ Letsgetit is

Oh Boy........ Letsgetit is preparing to land in 5..4..3. lol
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muahahahahaha!!!!!U already

muahahahahaha!!!!!U already kno!!!!
LetsGetIt's picture

I've noticed if you let

I've noticed if you let people know the truth they delete your post....I.E letting people know his shitty black hatin women ass posters are fake as fuck. And the fact that this is what a black woman would result to . Just to start long posts are gross and money hungry. But hey do you boo.
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SideFreakinEye's picture

Why is she a single mom????

Why is she a single mom???? Thats not good. Too many young men in prison...smh........
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